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Head Studs & EGR Delete installed. Now got a small problem
2006 6.0 Powerstroke CC 4X4 XLT 66,500 miles
Well just had new OEM head gaskets, APR head studs, new oil cooler, new updated HPOP filter screen, updated STC fitting, new updated standpipes & dummy plugs, and a Sinister EGR Delete installed a few days ago. The installation was done with the cab off. I left the EGR valve installed and plugged in. The truck runs good and no leaks have found or noticed. I do have a check engine light and a P0401 code and I understand it can be fixed with a SCT tuner, which I’m going to purchase along with MBRP 4” straight piped exhaust from Matt at Gearhead, but he’s out of town and on the road at the moment.
The problem I’m having is a noise of some sort that is coming from the front drivers side area. The noise is heard sometimes when I make a right turn from a stop sign but not always. I also hear the noise every time I make the left turn into my driveway which is asphalt to gravel. I feel the noise as well in the brake pedal and steering wheel. The noise only is made for a quick few seconds. Sound like grunt type noise.
Things I have checked to try and locate the noise.
*Power steering Fluid (New installed Mercon V while putting everything back together from the above installation) – checked good, level on the dipstick was on the money
*Brake fluid - Checked good
*Neither exhaust pipe nor the Y pipe is touching anything. Checked this several times to make sure.
*All the front steering and suspension components where found in good shape.
*I did find a metal fluid line that is attached to the top brake master cylinder that is able to be wiggled a little bit. This hose is not leaking and couldn’t be tightened. This hose is the nearest to the fire wall. I think the hose goes to the power steering but not sure.
For the past few months before the above upgrades the brake pedal was making a squeaking type noise when pressed. I don’t know if the noise is related but when the truck is cold the brake pedal makes no noise but when the truck is ran and is at operating temp the brake pedal makes the noise. I tried to lube the shaft under the dash that goes from the brake pedal into the fire wall but it didn’t help much. Again I don’t know if this is related to the new noise I have now.
I only have about 60 miles on the truck since my upgrades where installed. Could it be air that in the steering system or something?
Any help or suggestion would be much appreciated. Hopefully I can get this fixed; I can’t stand a noise that isn’t supposed to be there.
Thanks to everyone on here that helps people like me that is not as knowledgeable on these trucks.